Home » News » City to host workshop on how La Porte can be healthier, more livable

City to host workshop on how La Porte can be healthier, more livable

La PORTE, IN (Apr. 28, 2022) - The City of La Porte on May 12 will be hosting a workshop designed to help participants increase opportunities for active living and long-term quality of life, according to Community Development & Planning Director Craig Phillips. 

Presented by Health by Design, the Indiana Department of Health and the Indiana Department of Transportation, the workshop will focus on equity, land use, public health and safety while connecting the audience with tools for analysis of their own communities. Phillips said the daylong workshop will bring together city staff, community stakeholders and civic leaders to learn about the benefits of designing for active living and strategies for success.

"Here in the City of La Porte, there has been a strong push in recent years to become a healthier and more active community," Phillips said. "Oftentimes, where you live is just as important as how you live, which is why our city team is eager to learn more on what we can do to help our residents lead more active lifestyles. We are grateful to Health by Design for their partnership and support, and hope residents will take advantage of this helpful session next month."  

The La Porte Active Living Workshop will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT on Thursday, May 12 at the Civic Auditorium. All are welcome to attend. Registration is required and can be completed online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/22LaPorteALWReg. 
The event is made possible in part by the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte County. 


About Health by Design
Health by Design is a coalition that works at the intersection of the built environment and public health to ensure that communities throughout Indiana have neighborhoods, public spaces and transportation infrastructure that promote physical activity and healthy living. Sidewalks, trails, bikeways promote active transportation, improve access, and connect people to everyday destinations, making for attractive, vibrant places in which to live, work, and play. Priority is placed on infrastructure and design elements that walking and biking safe, convenient, reliable, and easy for all residents and visitors.